Nepal, India agree to beef up security along border

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Kathmandu, Sep 26 (UNI) Nepal and India today agreed to strengthen the security along the 1,700 Km-plus porous border.

Indian Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta and his Nepali counterpart Umesh Prasad Mainali reached the decision during a two-day secretarial-level meeting that concluded today here, Kantipur newspaper reported.

During the conference, the agreement on reactivating district level committees comprising chief of the security agencies of both the countries and exchange of information was also reached.

Both sides also discussed measures to contain violence in the Terai, as both countries, have been witnessing increased cross-border criminal activities in the area recently.

It was also agreed to enforce a special security arrangement for the Constituent Assembly elections scheduled for November 22 to prevent any untoward incidents during the polls.

A taskforce comprising security officials of both sides would work out the security plan.

UNI

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